HPV vaccine being administered in Botswana. Photo: Ministry of Health of Botswana ​The World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality Strategy for 2016-2023, launched last week, addresses gender inclusion…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

Image: Patricio Marquez Earlier this fall, my oldest son invited me to watch him run his first half marathon in Durham, North Carolina. While standing at the starting line, facing hundreds of…

Patricio V. Marquez |

It turns out lots of interesting things happened on December 12. Beethoven had his first lesson in music composition with Franz Joseph Haydn (1792), Washington, D.C. became the capital of the US (…

Adam Wagstaff |

It’s that time of year again, when we observe a day dedicated to the most ambitious health goal of all: universal health coverage, or UHC. On UHC Day (Dec. 12) we commemorate the date in 2012 when…

Somil Nagpal |

Universal health coverage, a pillar of sustainable development, is highlighted in Agenda 2030, to promote health and well-being for all. Propelled by the United Nations and global partners, the…

Nana Taona Kuo |

Stuffed animals line the window sill, toys crowd the room’s perimeter, children’s crayon drawings depict a loss of childhood.

Nicole Klingen, Melanie Mayhew |

We are writing this from Pretoria, at the seventh African Population Conference (APC) jointly hosted by the government of South Africa and the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS). The…

Anne Bakilana, Michele Gragnolati |

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed December 3, takes as its theme: “Inclusion matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities.”  Under this umbrella,…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية World AIDS Day 2015 marks an unheralded but profound increase in our response to HIV and other major infectious diseases. In the last year, HIV…

David Wilson, Marelize Gorgens |

With positive signals for fertility decline emerging in sub-Saharan Africa, and development economists debating the potential for African countries to see a “demographic dividend, ” it’s a good…

Elina Pradhan |